Our Background

Our family business was founded by Peter Allen in 1958 as Peterborough Paints and Plastics. In 1960 the our business developed as importers and distributors of high pressure laminates and since then was known as Eastern Laminate Supplies.
In 1996 ELS Panels advanced into full manufacturer of wood base laminates panels. Since then ELS Panels has continued to expand in the industry to where we are now with most up to date modern manufacturing facilities.


Today based in Norfolk, ELS Panels has a wealth of knowledge and more than 58 years of expertise that’s incomparable. We utilize this experience to provide companies with quality and innovative products they can truly count on. 

In addition, we ensure that we stay ahead of the industry curve by using the latest technologies. Rest assured that no matter what you need, you can rely on us to provide the absolute best.

Building relationships with our suppliers are important to us. We see the factories, test the products and meet the people. This strengthens our supply chain and enables us to have complete control over our end product.

We are proud to be Lamicolor’s UK representative.

We hold more than 90 different Lamicolor laminates in stock in our warehouse. Not only that, we also hold stock of a huge variety of MDF, Birch ply and Poplar ply giving our customers a shorter lead time.

If there is a specific laminate you require, just ask. 

In our Shadwell factory we:

  • Supply loose laminate

  • Manufacture HPL boards

  • Manufacture our Renza - Panel system

  • Cut to size including CNC cuts

  • Edging

And now, with our ELS Digital range, laminate designs are limitless.

Keep browsing through our site to learn more.